KINGSTON — September is Library Card Sign Up Month! Anyone with an address in Kingston or Newton can come in and get a card for free and take advantage of all the great services we offer. Non-residents can also get a card for a subscription fee with all the same privileges! A library card at Kingston Community Library gives you access to services like Overdrive, Libby, Access World News, and Hoopla. Don’t forget about our selection of popular books, DVDs, Blu-Rays, and audiobooks. A library card brings stories to life – get carded today!

The Raffle for "Spirit of N.H." continues through September! Featured artist Bob Eastman has generously provided another print, “The Spirit of N.H.” featuring the Old Man in the Mountain that is available to win. You still have time to enter! Bob's work will be on display until the end of September, at which time the drawing will be made. Raffle tickets are one for $5.00 or three for $10.00. All proceeds support the library.

Blood Drive: Give blood, save a life! A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Mon., September 16 from 12:00-5:00 p.m. Sign up now at redcrossblood.org.

Friends of the Library: The Friends of Kingston Community Library will meet on Mon., September 16 at 4:30 p.m. New members are always welcome.

Trustee Meeting: The Trustees will meet on Mon., September 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Pollinator-Friendly Fall Clean Up: Preserving Pollinator Pathway Habitat and Biodiversity: With a few simple changes to your landscaping approach, you can provide overwintering habitat for pollinators like our native bees. And it means less work for you, too! Patty Laughlin of Lorax Landscaping discusses traditional fall landscape clean-ups and techniques for preserving garden and pollinator health for spring on Thurs., September 19 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. There is no charge to attend. All are welcome! This program is brought to you by Kingston Conservation Commission and Pollinator Pathways.

Pilgrims of Woodstock: A 50-Year Retrospective: The 50th anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock Festival is upon us! Join author John Kane to celebrate the release of his upcoming book “Pilgrims of Woodstock”. His multi-media, lecture/presentation "Pilgrims of Woodstock: A 50 Year Retrospective" commemorates the historic event and its attendees. Were you there on August 15-17, 1969? Come tell your story on Wed., September 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Vibraphone Performance: Take time to relax and enjoy a musical performance from Vibraphonist Rich Araldi on Tues., October 1 at 6:30 p.m. His style includes jazz and popular standards from the 30's, 40's and 50’s as well as more contemporary standards. Hear your old favorites played on this unique instrument. Learn more about Rich’s music at richaraldimusic.com.

Traveling into the Unknown with Paranormal Odyssey Investigations: Join for a night of paranormal discovery on Wed., October 9 at 6:30 p.m. Come review their paranormal investigators casebook, presenting descriptions and evidence from some of the more memorable paranormal investigations from the local New Hampshire area -- Exeter, Hampstead, Newmarket, and more.

YOUTH PROGRAMMING

After School Club: Makerspace We’ll be having lots of fun in the kids room this month as we invent an egg drop container, create homemade lava lamps, construct structures that hold weight, and design catapults! The After School Club will meet on Tues., September 17 at 4:00 p.m. The program is suitable for ages 5 and up. Please sign up.

Kids Garden Club: Come look at the life a caterpillar and its transformation to butterfly on Sat., September 21 at 10:00 a.m. Searching for clues in the garden, read stories and make a craft. Then at 11:30 a.m., join for a garden pizza party! We'll be looking at herbs, making and tasting English muffin pizzas, reading stories and making a craft! Please sign

 

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